Let’s talk about bond refunds.
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Over the last few months, we have discussed the importance of in-going, routine and final inspections which leads to one of the reasons why all this matters… the bond refund. A … Read More

The importance of setting up a tenancy correctly with an accurate in-going inspection report.
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The other month we were discussing the importance of routine inspections and if a tenant keeps on top of the cleaning it could assist them with the final … Read More

Explanation on rent in advance.
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In this blog I thought we would clarify what it actually means to pay rent in advance. As such I have kept this to three scenarios which seem to … Read More

Applying for a rental property.
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The last few months have been extremely busy with people requiring rental properties. The Barossa has seen a strong demand for rental properties and market supply hasn’t been … Read More

Are you emotionally attached to your investment property?
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It’s time to let go. Purchasing property represents a major investment so it’s easy to understand how an owner can become very personally attached to their property. Even when the owner has … Read More

Has your property been abandoned?
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Does this really happen? Will a tenant abandon their property? It does, and that is why there is very specific legislation to cover it. It is actually an offence if a … Read More

Licensing now required for all Residential Property Managers.
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11 Nov 16 The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) is delighted at the announcement today from the State Government that residential property managers will need to … Read More

Can I buy an investment property in my Self Managed Super Fund ?
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From our business partner, Gerhardy Whitelum Taxation & Business Advisors, 24 Gawler Street, Nuriootpa. Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) are able to hold residential property as an investment … Read More

As a tenant do I require Insurance?
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From our business partner, Your 1 Stop Insurance Shop, 58 Murray Street, Angaston. You may think that as you are renting you do not require cover for your contents … Read More

Can I claim a deduction for building work and renovations undertaken by previous owners of a property ?
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From our business partner, Gerhardy Whitelum Taxation & Business Advisors, 24 Gawler Street, Nuriootpa. As a house gets older and the structure starts wearing wear out, it depreciates … Read More

Terminating a fixed term contract.
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Some landlords are unsure about the procedures for ending a fixed term contract. A rental agreement is a legal document so both parties need to understand what is … Read More

Are you thinking of increasing the rent?
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If you are, are you aware that several legislative changes have happened in the industry which will affect the way you deal with rent increases? A number of … Read More

Why use a rental manager?
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Why use a rental manager to look after your investment property? This topic is hotly debated, but it generally comes down to whether or not a landlord sees … Read More

Where did your garden go?
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From your rental specialist, Lisa, as she discovers how quickly winter weeds can take over garden beds!  “On a recent weekend the sun decided to peak out from … Read More

What expenses can I claim for my rental property ?
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From our business partner, Gerhardy Whitelum Taxation & Business Advisors, 24 Gawler Street, Nuriootpa. The following is a list of common property investment expenses: Advertising for tenants Bank … Read More

What is Landlord Insurance?
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From our business partner, Your 1 Stop Insurance Shop, 58 Murray Street, Angaston. Cover for your valuable investment plus security knowing that you have cover if your tenant causes … Read More